Date: June 29, 2021 08:49AM
You have come to the right online place to discuss your issues as an ex-Mormon here.
SLC, Utah has a huge ex-Mormon population, but I don't know how organized they are.
I would say, stick around here, speak up when you feel like it, get to know people.
My own ancestors were from Denmark. The Mormons did very well in the Scandinavian countries, so there are a lot of Mormons and ex-Mormons with Scandinavian ancestors.
Truth be told, you would find it difficult, even if you were in the USofA to find people to discuss your dilemma with.
But you will find such people here.
Google Mormon Stories, watch a few videos and see how other people have coped.
But as far as I'm concerned, This Is The Place.
Date: June 29, 2021 06:55PM
I believe that board member Cauda is from Sweden, although she's living in the U.S. now.
I am surprised that Swedish Mormons are as strict as you say. From what people have posted over the years, Utah Mormons (along with those in the "Morridor," which also includes Idaho, Arizona, and parts of western Wyoming and eastern Oregon and Washington state,) can be quite strict and unrelenting as well. It's often been a shock to Mormons who move to Utah from elsewhere in the U.S., where Mormonism can be more relaxed, with more of a community feel.
Do you recall the "Swedish Rescue," which was the church's response to Hans Mattson and his wife's crisis of faith? It was big news here in the States.